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Square du Vert-Galant

#195 of 1,056 things to do in Paris
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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Address: 1 Square du Vert Galant, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 46 33 98 38
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A small park on the Île de la Cité.

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Great little park

Small, charming and very pretty with access to the sidewalk right up to the river below. Fantastic picture opportunities and great benches to spend some down time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Laura G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful little park right in the heart of Paris. Lovely trees, benches to rest on, the stone masks are amazing, at Jacques de Molay, was burned at the stake on March 18, 1314 here. This park is well worth a visit, even if it just for a rest here in the park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Small, charming and very pretty with access to the sidewalk right up to the river below. Fantastic picture opportunities and great benches to spend some down time.

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Thank Laura G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Right in the middle of the city, this is the best place to be in Paris (if not at the Eiffel). You have to see how students flock the place in late evenings, make merry, dance and sing to get the vibe and see yourself start swaying in no time. Keep this as the last place that you would visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Whilst exploring Paris we walked over 'Pont Neuf' bridge. In the middle of bridge is the new place where everyone puts love locks. As the Pont des Arts Bridge has removed all the locks and put up perspex to prevent locks going back on due to the excessive weight on the bridge. Was incredible to see! And no we never... More 

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Europe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

This charming small square is located at the western tip of the Ile de la Cite. The numerous benches under the trees make this lovely little park an ideal place to sit back and relax after a day spent exploring the Ile de la Cite, its rich history, and wonderful architecture. The park provides gorgeous views of the River Seine... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Erected in tribute to Henri IV and his numerous mistresses, the Square du Vert Galant obtained the ‘Espace vert écologique' (ecological green space) label in 2007. And with good reason, the square has an impressive fauna and flora considering it is situated in the centre of the capital. Consequently, the Square du Vert Galant has become one of the most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Square du Vert-Galant is a beautiful little park occupying the western tip of the Île de la Cité. Steps lead down from Pont Neuf to the park. The embankments on either side of the square are perfect for sitting upon to take in the lovely views of the Seine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

From Pont Neuf walk down the stairs to this small park. It is an historic park where a king met his mistresses. Today, the fencing has locks placed by couples in love.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

This is a nice little par, right in the middle of a very busy tourist area. We were walking from the Louvre to Notre Dame and stumbled on the stairway down to the park - it was a really nice surprise. At the "pointy" end of the park is a willow tree and great view. We spent some time relaxing... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Great little park to relax for a bit between exploring both sides of the Seine. Lovely to just lay on the grass and cool down.

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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